LCPC Parent Education Enjoys Holiday Party, Plans for Future

First published in the Dec. 16 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

In the holiday spirit of mixing business with pleasure, the LCPC Parent Education board, ministry support team and staff recently met at the La Cañada Flintridge home of Brad and Ashley Barrett for a year-end Christmas party and board meeting.
The evening was filled with good food, fellowship, reflection, planning and prayer in anticipation of the wonderful year ahead.
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LCPC Presents ‘Spirit of the Season’ Concert on Dec. 19

First published in the Dec. 9 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada Presbyterian Church will host a free, Christmas-themed “Spirit of the Season” concert on Sunday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m.
The festivities will be a multimedia event, featuring movie excerpts, video clips and pictures of Christmas images. It will also be livestreamed via LCPC’s website, YouTube and Facebook.
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La Cañada Presbyterian Hosts Christmas Market

First published in the Dec. 2 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada Presbyterian Church will host its annual Christmas Market, providing opportunities to purchase gifts that make a difference locally and internationally. Representatives of organizations will host tables on the church patio on Sundays, Dec. 5 and 12, so that people can learn more about their life-changing work.
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Presbyterian Church to Offer Advent Class

First published in the Nov. 25 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada Presbyterian Church will offer a three-part series, “Our Heart, God’s Home: Henri Nouwen on Our Communion with God” on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 8, and 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Wil Hernandez will explore Henri Nouwen’s rich insights on how we can cultivate a more intimate, centered and attentive heart and deepen our communion with God.
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LCPC Jazz Vespers Will Perform Nov. 7

First published in the Nov. 4 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

La Cañada Presbyterian Church features a new Jazz Vespers that sings of hope and resurrection in these challenging times.
Guests are invited to attend the Nov. 7 Jazz Vespers performance in person in the church’s sanctuary at 5 p.m. Attendees are required to wear masks.
The event will also be livestreamed on the church’s website, YouTube and Facebook.
The Jazz Vespers’ program will feature the Jack Lantz Sextet with Lantz on piano, Jeff Kaye on trumpet, Lance Rickman on saxophone, Ido Meshulam on trombone, Nick Morabito on bass and Dave Marks on drums.
The band will improvise on familiar hymns, jazz and gospel tunes. Between musical selections, Lantz will provide the inspirational back story behind the songs. If unable to attend in person, those interested can watch at

LCPC to Host Blood Drive Nov. 4

La Cañada Presbyterian Church will be hosting a blood drive in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd.
The Red Cross recently issued an emergency appeal due to a shortage of blood. Blood units need to be used within 42 days, so they must be constantly replenished, according to a statement from the church.
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Presbyterian Church Hosts ‘Celebrate LCPC’ Event

La Cañada Presbyterian Church will have an outdoor, blended worship service this Sunday at 10 a.m.
The festivities will feature the LCPC Praise Band, Chancel Choir and Children’s Choir.
Following the service, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the LCPC Stewardship Committee will be hosting a “Celebrate LCPC” event, a special outdoor party offering the community an opportunity to learn about ministry opportunities, win raffle prizes, enjoy beverages from the church’s coffee bar, fun and games for kids, and In-N-Out Burger and Kona Ice food trucks.
The celebration will be located at 626 Foothill Blvd. in the upper parking lot.
To RSVP to the event, visit

All Saints Schubert Concert at LCPC Is Oct. 17

Featuring the Mass in G Major, some of the most moving music ever written for solo, chorus and orchestra, the La Cañada Presbyterian Church will present a special All Saints Schubert Concert on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. in the church (626 Foothill Blvd.). Admission is free.
The concert celebrates All Saints Day and features the LCPC Chancel Choir and LCPC Orchestra. Featured soloists are Rebecca Sjöwall, Matthew Thomas and Gregory Geiger. The conductor is Jack Lantz, LCPC’s director of Music & Worship Arts.
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James W. Wallace | Obituary

July 13, 1930 – December 27, 2020

James W. Wallace

All are invited to livestream Jim Wallace’s memorial service which will be held at 2:00 pm this Saturday, March 13. Just click on at that time. NOTE: This is livestream ONLY. Please do NOT come to the church.
James Wendell Wallace (Jim) was born in Norris, Tennessee, on July 13, 1930 and died on December 27, 2020 at age 90. Jim passed away peacefully of natural causes in his La Cañada home of 52 years, after holiday visits from all his children and grandchildren in his final days.
Jim was a kind, loving and generous man who had open arms, a warm hug and a helping hand for anyone that needed them. Jim was the ultimate optimist that enjoyed every day and every person he met. Jim valued family, faith and education above all else and demonstrated these values through his everyday actions.
Jim was a devoted husband to Jeanne Wallace, his wife and constant companion of 68 years when she passed in 2018. Jim was an equally devoted son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to countless people whose lives were made better by knowing him and basking in his spirit of joy and love.
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‘In-Person’ Graduation Date Set For LCHS Seniors

Outlook Valley Sun file photo
With hopes that COVID-19 cases will continue falling, district school officials said they are committed to providing an in-person graduation ceremony for seniors in June. Last year, seniors had to suffice with a drive-thru ceremony (above).

With the final stages of reopening schools for limited instruction nearly complete, the La Cañada Unified School District is shifting its focus to a specific group of students.
“We want to prioritize [La Cañada High School] seniors,” said Superintendent Wendy Sinnette.
The district announced late last week a list of events to celebrate its seniors. Student leaders and administrators are hopeful that public health officials will continue to ease restrictions as COVID-19 cases continue to dramatically fall after an alarming winter surge. With coronavirus metrics improving locally, Los Angeles County is not far off from moving out of the most restrictive purple tier, which indicates widespread infection, into the less-restrictive red tier, which would allow more on-campus activities.
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